India and World Geography - Quiz Questions and Answers

Geography Quiz Questions
1. The largest planet with no magnetic field is–
(A) Mercury (B) Venus
(C) Jupiter (D) Saturn
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2. Which of the following is the most abundant “greenhouse gas” in our atmosphere?
(A) CO2 (B) Water vapour
(C) Methane (D) Chlorofluorocarbon
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3. Which of the following statements is/are the characteristic of Tropical rain forest?
1. It is located away from the equator and consists of hundreds of species of trees.
2. Same species rarely grow next to each other.
3. Vegetation is dense, so little light reaches the forest floor.
4. Many vines and epiphytes cling to the branches.
(A) 1, 2 and 3 (B) 2, 3 and 4
(C) 2 and 3 (D) All of these
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4. Which of the following crops has great adaptability and it can be grown from Siberia to the tropical regions?
(A) Wheat (B) Oat
(C) Sugarbeet (D) Lentil
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5. With regard to fold mountains, which of the following statements is/are correct?
1. Alps in Europe, the Rockies of North America, the Andes of South America and the Himalayas of Asia are structural fold mountains.
2. The granitic core of fold mountains is surrounded by metamorphic rocks.
3. Deep gorges, high pyramidal peaks, syntaxian bends, and faulting are the characteristic features of fold mountains.
4. Formation of fold mountains can not be explained with plate tectonics.
(A) 1 and 4 only (B) 2 and 4 only
(C) 1, 2 and 3 (D) 1, 3 and 4
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6. With reference to Savanna Climate which of the following statements is/are correct?
1. This climatic type is bounded by tropical rainforest climate towards the equator and by dry climates towards the poles.
2. Veld plateau of Africa, Llanos of Guyana highlands and the Campos of Brazil represent Savanna Climate.
3. It represents a transitional zone which gets convectional rainfall during the winter, but remains dry during rest of the year.
4. Savanna region is contiguous to tropical rainforest region.
(A) 1, 2 and 3 (B) 2, 3 and 4
(C) 2 and 3 only (D) 1, 2 and 4
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7. Consider the following statements–
1. Higher latitudes exhibit greater biodiversity normally. However, along the mountain gradients, biodiversity is normally greater in the lower altitudes.
2. Salinisation makes some soils impermeable.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(A) 1 only (B) 2 only
(C) Neither 1 nor 2 (D) Both 1 and 2
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8. Drip or trickle irrigation technique helps in conserving water through evaporation, because–
(A) the water is provided through underground perforated pipes near the roots.
(B) it prevents water getting exposed to sunshine during irrigation.
(C) the perforated pipes lead to efficient usage of water which is directly supplied to the roots.
(D) None of these
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9. Consider the following statements–
1. Strait of Hormuz connects Persian Gulf to Arabian Sea.
2. Bab-el-Mandeb connects Red Sea to Gulf of Aden.
3. Strait of Kerch connects sea of Azov to Black Sea.
4. Strait of Malacca separates Malay peninsula from Sumatra.
Which of these statements is/are incorrect?
(A) 1, 2 and 3 (B) 2, 3 and 4
(C) All of the above (D) None of these
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10. Select the incorrect statement–
(A) Winds do not cross the isobars at right angles because of coriolis force exerted due to rotation of the earth
(B) The winds blowing from the sub-tropical low-pressure belts towards sub-polar high-pressure belts are known as westerlies
(C) Jet streams blow from west to east in the upper troposphere, embedded in the prevailing westerlies and encircle the globe
(D) Trade wind blows steadily from sub-tropical high-pressure areas 30°N and towards the equatorial low-pressure belt
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11. Lakshadweep Islands are the product of–
(A) Reef formation (B) Volcanic activity
(C) Wave action (D) Plate collision
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12. Through which one-of the following groups of countries does the ‘Tropic of Capricorn’ pass?
(A) Chile, Paraguay, Namibia (B) Peru, Angola, Zimbabwe
(C) Bolivia, Zambia, Fiji (D) None of these
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13. Which one of the following country does not border Caspian Sea?
(A) Iran (B) Iraq
(C) Georgia (D) Turkmenistan
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14. Consider the following statements–
I. The Paithan Hydro-electric power project is located on the river Cauvery.
II. The Salal Project is located on the river Jhelum.
III. The Ukai is a hydro-electric power project.
IV. The Balimela is a thermal power project
V. Srisailam thermal power project is located in Andhra Pradesh.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(A) I only (B) III only
(C) V only (D) None of these
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15. With respect to ‘Indian agriculture’ consider the following statements–
1. Agriculture and Allied sectors contribute nearly 14.4% to GDP of India.
2. Nearly 55% of total cropped area is dependent on rainfall.
3. Central Institute of Horticulture is located in Nagaland.
4. The Kisan Credit Card scheme was introduced in August, 1998 with major share of crop loans being routed through it.
Which of these statements is/are incorrect?
(A) Only 1 (B) Only 2
(C) Only 3 and 4 (D) None of these
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16. Consider the following statements–
1. Power development in India started with commissioning of electricity supply at Darjeeling during 1897, followed by the commissioning of a hydropower station at Sivasamudram in Karnataka during 1902.
II. The Power Finance Corporation Limited (PFC) is a leading power sector financial institution and a Non-Banking Financial Company providing fund and non-fund based support for the development of the Indian Power Sector.
Which of the above statement is/are correct?
(A) I only (B) II only
(C) Both I and II (D) Neither I nor II
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17. Which one of the following statements is/are correct?
1. West Bengal has higher percentage of net sown area compared to Andhra Pradesh.
II. The soil of most of Andhra Pradesh is laterite.
(A) I only (B) II only
(C) Both I and II (D) Neither I nor II
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18. Consider the following statements–
1. The first telegraph line in India was laid between Kolkata and Diamond Harbour.
2. The first Export Processing Zone in India was set up in Kandla.
Which of these statements is/are correct?
(A) 1 only (B) 2 only
(C) Both 1 and 2 (D) Neither 1 nor 2
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19. Which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched?
(A) Aravalli – Pre-Cambrian relict mountain
(B) Garo, Khasi Jaintia and Mikir hills – Structurally parts of the peninsular plateaus
(C) Chola, Changla and Bomdila – Outer Himalayan passes
(D) Guru Shikhar – Highest peak of the Aravalli range
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20. Madhapur is famous for–
(A) largest wind farms cluster.
(B) largest solar plant in India to sterilise milk cans.
(C) newly discovered oil field near Bhuj in Gujarat.
(D) None of these
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